Talk about symbolism! The Washington Monument is closing indefinitely because of cracks caused by the recent earthquake. How symbolic can you get of the U.S. decline?
I argue that a root cause of our decline is immigration overload—Over 140 million since 1965 counting U.S. born children, with over 1 million coming now on work visas yearly. But it’s not possible to dispute that something is seriously wrong.
Just the briefest scan of the September 27, 2011 Washington Post paper offers a string of confirming evidence:
I agree that Buffett’s cutting his US dollar holdings from $36 billion to $20 billion may be very wise indeed. (By the way, if you are looking for a riveting read, try the 2008 book on Buffett, Snowball, which may well be another symbol of our rapid aggregation of troubles as we merrily roll downward. Of course, Buffett’s fortunes always seem to roll uphill.)
Last in the string of evidence:
Guess that explains why the town’s governing bodies act the way they do!
Donald A. Collins [email him], a free lance writer living in Washington, DC. , is a long-time board member of the Federation for American Immigration Reform’s (FAIR). However, his views are his own.